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Pair of sex offenders arrested in Seneca County

MeadTwo Seneca County sex offenders were arrested on Thursday for failing to register a change of address as required by law. Sheriff Jack Stenberg reports that Investigators arrested a level three sex offender in the Town of Romulus for failing to report to the Sheriffs office and verify his current address. All Level three sex offenders have to report and verify there current address every 90 days. Arrested was David R. Mead, age 31 of 2666 Co Rd 130 Apt A Ovid, NY. He was charged with felony Failing to Verify Address as a Sex Offender and arraigned in the Town of Seneca Falls court where he was committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on no bail. Mead is to return to the Town of Seneca Falls Court on 09-06-11 for further hearings.Also, on Thursday, the Seneca Falls Police arrested Benito V. Guzman Jr., age 33 from 25 Peterman Road Seneca Falls, NY under the New York State Corrections Law for Failure To Register Change of Address (Class D Felony)and under the New York State Penal Law for Offering A False Statement For Filing in the first degree (Class E Felony). Benito V. Guzman is a level II registered sex offender. Under Article 6-C of the Correction Law, Section 168-f subdivision 4 requires that, any sex offender shall register with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services no later than ten calendar days after any change in address, or any change in his or her status of enrollment, attendance, employment, or residence at any institution of higher education.Seneca Falls Police Department began their investigation on August 16th, 2011 when they learned that Guzman was living in a different apartment out at Hunter Run townhouses 25 Peterman Road Seneca Falls, NY than what he had registered with the Seneca Falls Police Department and the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. While the Seneca Falls Police Department was completing their investigation, Guzman found out about it and came into the Police Department and filled out a NYS DCJS Change Of Address Form which generated a NYS Incident report with the Seneca Falls Police Department. When Guzman filled out the Change Of Address Form he wrote down a false date attempting to show that he came into the Police Department within the required ten days. Further investigation into Guzman showed that Guzman has a prior conviction on September 13th, 2006 for Failure To Register Change Of Address out of the Town Of Seneca Falls Court. The arresting agency on this convictionwas also the Seneca Falls Police Department. This conviction bumped this second charge from an E felony to a D felony.Guzman was arraigned in the Seneca Falls Town Court in front of Judge Mahoney and committed to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on “No bail” due to the fact that Guzman has 2 prior felony convictions. A felony hearing is scheduled in the Seneca Falls Town Court for September 6th, 2011 at 3:30 PM.

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